The Australian Government has decided to support parallel imports of new vehicles, but has left out used cars as it released its Harper Review recommendation findings. The government’s acceptance of new vehicles from overseas markets Read More
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Tesla’s may be leading the way when it comes to fuel-free motoring, but can it match it with the best in one of the more exciting car-based activities? When it comes to drifting it seems Read More
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Mercedes Benz is showing its SUV line-up to the public in its modern natural environment – downtown Auckland.
The brand is displaying its line-up as part of a ‘Star Power’ display at Halsey Wharf this week from Thursday through to Sunday, with the public invited to view, and even test drive new technology.
Mercedes-Benz Cars New Zealand general manager Ben Giffin is excited to expose the new line-up at the viaduct location. Continue reading “Mercedes brings SUVs downtown” »
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Chef Simon Wright, best known for his restaurant The French Cafe, has joined Mercedes Benz as an ambassador.
The French Café has been recognised by millions of independent reviewers as Trip Advisor’s number one Australasian fine dining restaurant in the 2015 Traveller’s Choice Awards.
Mercedes-Benz Cars New Zealand general manager Ben Giffin says they are extremely proud to welcome Wright to the brand. Continue reading “French chef joins German brand” »
Chef Simon Wright, best known for his restaurant The French Cafe, has ...
A new partnership between Volvo and Microsoft will allow car owners to use holographic technology to configure and preview their car choice in 3D before purchase.
The two companies today revealed how Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, might be used in future to redefine how customers first encounter and explore a car, as well as how cars might be bought and sold in future.
Areas of future collaboration between the two companies are likely to include autonomous driving technologies and the utilisation of data generated from connected cars to create new services. Continue reading “Video: Holograms have dealer potential” »
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Members of the import trade and supply chain met in Auckland last night for the Imported Motor Vehicle Industry Association’s Christmas function.
The group included guests visiting from Japan representing Heiwa Auto and Automotive Technologies Limited.
Both North Island chair Graeme Macdonald and chief executive David Vinsen thanked attendees for their support during the year – which Vinsen noted has been a good one, noting that despite difficult buying in Japan, volume is up, and consumer confidence is strong. Continue reading “Gallery: Import trade meets to celebrate year” »
Members of the import trade and supply chain met in Auckland last nigh ...
Two ANZ bank analysts have weighed into some of the biggest issues affecting the automotive industry automotive industry and how they will influence the automotive market at the local and global level.
According to Alex Kewley CFA, director, client insights & solutions and Mark Cherry, head of global diversified industries Europe, and head of global subsidiaries group network countries at ANZ: “The world is undergoing seismic change with fundamental shifts in the way people use vehicles, while Asia continues to grow as the leading market globally.”
Kewley and Cherry believe that these two dynamics are creating a ‘new normal’ with opportunities and risks for all industry players. Continue reading “Three massive trends reshaping auto industry” »
Two ANZ bank analysts have weighed into some of the biggest issues aff ...
Secretive U.S automotive start-up company Faraday Future has announced on its website that it will reveal an electric concept car at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas in January.
“On January 4, 2016, Faraday Future will unveil a concept inspired by our design and engineering vision. The future of mobility is closer than you think. Come and see,” says the company’s website.
Based in Gardena, California, in a research and development centre formerly occupied by Nissan USA according to Inc, Faraday Future says it will launch with fully-electric vehicles that will offer smart and seamless connectivity to the outside world. Continue reading “Faraday Future will reveal electric concept car at CES 2016” »
Secretive U.S automotive start-up company Faraday Future has announced ...
Toyota is helping get kids into nature as part of a deal with the Department of Conservation.
Over the next five years, DOC and Toyota will work together to motivate Kiwi kids and their families to get out and explore the special places that are right on their doorstep.
Lou Sanson, Director-General of Conservation says, “Our work with Toyota will encourage a whole new generation of young people to become guardians of our land and sea.” Continue reading “Toyota in conservation partnership” »
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Taking into account electricity production, electric vehicles driven in New Zealand produce 80% less carbon dioxide than petrol alternatives according to new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority research.
A Life Cycle Analysis report commissioned by the agency to confirm that EVs are better for the environment than petrol or diesel powered vehicles, across the lifecycle of the vehicle as well as in use.
The Life Cycle Analysis was conducted by an international consultancy team of ARUP and Verdant Vision using ISO methodology to assess environmental impacts based on eight different indicators. Continue reading “EECA report reinforces EV case” »
Taking into account electricity production, electric vehicles driven i ...